Debate Team

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TMS Debate Team
 



Who We Are
:The Debate Team is open to students of Grades 6-8 who are in good standing with academics, attendance, and behavior.

What We Do:

  • Compete in the Connecticut Middle School Debate League
  • Compete in the Civics First State Debate Competition
  • Strengthen research, public speaking, and argumentative writing skills
  • Organize the annual Dodgeball & Pie a Teacher event to support Relay for Life

When We Meet:  Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school in Room 111

Notable Records:

  • An undefeated team in the Spring 2017 league debate on colonizing Mars
  • Team 1st Place in the CTMSDL's state winter 2016 competition
  • Individual 3rd Place in Winter 2016 league debate
  • 9-1 record for 2015-16 CT Middle School Debate League
  • Individual Runner-Up in Civics First Greenwich Debate - 2015
  • Team Quarterfinalists in the State – Civics First Hartford Capitol Debate – 2012
  • Raised nearly $3,000 for Debate and Relay for Life over the last nine years
  • Put pies into the faces of dozens of teachers over the last nine years for charity!!!

Advisors: Tara Minnerly, Room 204 & Angelo Calabrese, Room 111

tminnerly@torrington.org ascalabrese@torrington.org

Connecticut Middle School Debate League: http://ctmsdebate.org for information.